A fire at 112 Barbour St. in Bradford Tuesday afternoon had firefighters on scene for several hours.

The fire was called in by a passing Bradford City Police officer.

Bradford City Fire Department responded and Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department were called to provide RIT at the structure fire, while Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department was put on standby.

Time of dispatch was 4:07 p.m., and upon arrival, there was heavy fire and smoke showing. The fire was brought under control by 4:53 p.m. Penelec was called to cut power to the residence.

The residence is a rental, owned by David Monago. The resident was not home at the time of the fire.

According to Captain J.D. Tehle, there were no injuries and pets in the residence got out safely.

“We got a good knockdown on it, but it got in little spaces. It was a lot of work. The guys did a fantastic job; I’m very proud of them. It was a tough fire to fight,” Tehle said. “The guys stepped up and did an excellent job.”

A total of five on-duty and 10 off-duty Bradford City firefighters were called in to fight the fire. As of 8:36 p.m., firefighters were returning to the station.

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